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Loss

  • By: John H. Harvey & Brian G. Pauwels
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Loss is a central concept in the social and behavioral sciences and is relevant to a vast array of phenomena, including chronic illness, death and dying, relationship dissolution, injuries of various types, and assaults on the self (e.g., rape). Loss is ...

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